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Mysterious Creatures of the Gila: An evening of words and images

At Diana Ingalls Leyba Studio and Gallery, 315 N. Bullard St., Silver City. Event lasts from 5-7 PM, April 15, 2023.

Join author Marty Eberhardt and artist Elli Sorensen for Mysteries of the Gila, a reading and art exhibit. In Marty Eberhardt’s second mystery in the Bea Rivers series, Bones in the Back Forty, an old skeleton is found in a Tucson botanical garden. Meet some quirky suspects in a little town in southwest New Mexico called Copperton. Marty will read passages that take place in the Gila region. Elli Sorensen offers new work representing the flora, fauna, and landscapes of the Gila River ecosystem.

Marty and Elli are local residents and award-winners. The reading will take place from 5:15-5:45, followed by questions and book signings. Elli’s paintings will be on display and for sale throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served.

GCCCA presents Seraph Brass April 11, 2023

The Grant County Community Concert Association presents Seraph Brass in concert Tuesday April 11 at 7 PM in the WNMU Fine Arts Theater. Winners of the 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music, Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Check out their performance of Debussy’s Reverie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVe03JDGFo&t=4s 

Seraph released their debut studio album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January 2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award. Seraph Brass performed at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, Florida. They will also begin their first residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival in June 2019 alongside the Dover Quartet in the festival orchestra. Seraph has toured extensively as Allied Concert Services artists. Many members of Seraph Brass performed with Adele on her 2016 North American tour.

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April Fools Community Dance and Costume Ball, with the Big Ditch Crickets

big ditch crickets 2023305April 1 at the Murray Ballroom, Murray Hotel in Downtown Silver City, 200 West Broadway, Silver City, NM

From 6:30pm to 9pm

$10.00 suggested donation with children 10 and under free. Dance is a benefit for Mimbres Community radio, KURU and will include a silent auction.  

A lively, fun, family friendly event!  All dances taught or just come enjoy the band!

12th Annual Clay Festival to take place July 10-16,2023

We are excited to announce the 
12th Annual Silver City CLAY Festival!

SAVE THE DATE: July 10-16, 2023

Founded in 2011 by Lee Gruber, the Silver city CLAY Festival celebrates and explores interpretations of clay, mud, and earth as the common ground of New Mexico's culture and history.

CLAY Festival gathers artists, collectors, educators, and families for a week-long series of events to explore clay in its many forms as well as its impact on our history, present, and future.

Each year, internationally acclaimed artists are invited to contribute to the dialogue of clay craft, host workshops, lectures, and jury the International CLAY Juried Exhibition, this year titled GRACE.

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High-flying Fun at Kite Picnic in Glenwood

By Cheryl Thornburg

kites group 2022 750 5524fjrThe wide open spaces of Whitewater Mesa are perfect for kite enthusiasts. (Photo by David Thornburg)GLENWOOD --  If you’re looking for some family fun in the great outdoors,  head for Glenwood on Saturday April 1 when the annual Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic returns to the wide open spaces on the mesa north of town. Hundreds people of all ages participate in this colorful, family-friendly event. It is sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association so kite-fliers come from all around the state and the country to show off their spectacular creations.

Last year 168 people participated. There is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic.  

The event is not just for pros - -  everyone from toddlers to senior citizens test their kite-flying skills. 

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SCHEDULE FIXED: Historical Society of New Mexico annual conference to take place in Silver City March 30-April 1

The Historical Society of New Mexico will hold its annual conference in Silver City from March 30 through April 1. Full schedule below in PDF format.

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, a Silver City native, will give a special presentation, "Roots of Dysfunction in the U. S. Congress" on March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Global Resource Center at Western New Mexico University.

And Professor Michelle Hall Kells, of UNM, will make a keynote presentation, "The Public Memory of 'Salt of the Earth,'" on March 30 at 5 p.m. at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Conference and Business Center.

The three-day conference features 35 sessions, the society's largest number ever. More than 90 presenters will explore events, cultures, stories, and perspectives of New Mexico history, from the earliest inhabitants to the recent past.

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